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'''Julius Henry''' "'''Groucho'''" '''Marx''' (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977) was an American comedian and film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era.''Billboard Magazine'' May 4, 1974 pg 35: "Groucho Marx was the best comedian this country ever produced – Woody Allen" His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators. He made 13 feature films with his siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom he was the third-born. He also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show ''You Bet Your Life''. His distinctive appearance, carried over from his days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, glasses, cigar, and a thick wikt:greasepaint|greasepaint mustache and eyebrows. These exaggerated...
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Birth placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Death date{{nowrap|{{Death date and age|mf=yes|1977|8|19|1890|10|2}}}}
Death placeCedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Birth nameJulius Henry Marx
MediumFilm, television, stage, radio, music
Active1905–1976
GenreWit/Wordplay, Slapstick
InfluencedJohnny Carson, Woody Allen, Brendon Small, Milton Berle, Bill Cosby, Ricky Gervais
ParentsMinnie Marx|Minnie Schönberg
Sam Marx|Sam "Frenchie" Marx
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